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Hawaiian Falls, Splash Pads and Swimming Holes to Keep you Cool in Dallas

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The only place I like to be in the heat is in the water.  In a pool, on the lazy river at Hawaiian Falls or running through a splash pad after a quick jog.  If its a Texas summer, just add water.

So I made this list of places to cool of aka our survival guide for the next 4 months.




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Hawaiian Falls (multiple cities)

Multiple locations, see them all here


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Arlington)

When you want to go all out, go here


Splash Pads:


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Celebration Park (Allen)

Enormous KidMania community-built playground and adjoining sprayground


Rockwall Spraygrounds

The city has 3 free options here


The Village at Fairview (Fairview/Allen)

Kids under the age of 12 can splash around here.  Not your 35 year old husband, just your kiddos  =)


Frisco Spray Parks

Frisco has 3 splash pads but Commons is the best! Check it out here


W.J. Thomas Splash Park (Carrollton)

Once the average temp hits 80, this park is officially open, more deets here


Bonnie Wenk Dog Splash Pad (McKinney)

Yes!!! For those of us that have furbabies, this is a great option all year round.


Murphy Central Park

Love the wide open space here + ample parking.  Here are the specifics




Swimming Pools:


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The Texas Pool

901 Springbrook Dr
Plano, TX 75075

Phone number (972) 881-8392

Check out their video here


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Heights Family Aquatic Center

709 W Arapaho Rd
Richardson, TX 75080

Phone number (972) 744-7856


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Tom Muehlenbeck Pool

5801 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093

Phone number (972) 769-4404


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Fraternal Order of Eagles

8500 Arturo Dr
Dallas, TX 75228

Phone number (214) 327-9563

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Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex
1334 E Rosemeade Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75007

Phone number (972) 466-6399

Surf & Swim Audobon Park

Surf & Swim Audobon Park

440 W Oates Rd
Garland, TX 75046

Phone number (972) 205-3993


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Ford Pool (only $1.75 admission but under reconstruction until Aug 2016)

632 Park Pl
Allen, TX 75002

Phone number (214) 509-4790




Old Settler’s Aquatic Center

1101 E Louisiana St
McKinney, TX 75069

(972) 542-2516


And don’t forget, the newly renovated Jack Carter Pool is now open!

Check out this video here

and here


And see my lazy river ride here     (go to the video section)

JAck Carter pool lazy river



So how much does it all cost?

The rates at these pools and splash pads start at free and only go up slightly from there.

You’ll want to call the pools before you head out to confirm your rate but I can tell you that my husband and I live in Plano and either get the annual rec center membership or the monthly membership since a one-day passes ranges between $6 – $9. The benefit of an annual or monthly pass is unlimited access to all the pools in Plano: Oak Point, Liberty, Muehlenbeck and Jack Carter + all of the recreation center fun! When my hubby and I can’t get outdoors because its too hot or too cold you can see us playing air hockey over at the gym or racing on the track.


Here’s a snapshot from the City of Plano

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There are so many more options but these are some of the best spots (and most are owned by the city – I only had a rectangle pool growing up!)

If I missed one of your favorite watering holes, let me know  =)



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Oh, and if swimming is not your thing, then check out one of these articles:

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